How to Stand Out at Work

How to stand out at work by bragging smartly

Want to stand out at work?

Start showing off.

Being good at work won’t take you far.

“Just” being good won’t.

And it doesn’t matter whether you work in legal, marketing, or engineering…

As you progress, fewer jobs are available than capable people willing to take them.

If you wish to progress professionally you must stand out from the crowd

Sadly, those who get them are often not necessarily better than the other candidates.

And while you sit doing your best work, there’s Johnny two desks away who is less qualified but louder and gets the promotion or approval for his project. 

And you stay wondering what it would be like to have gotten that chance.

There’s one thing you can do to get the proper attention:

Brag smartly.

Brag smartly to get positive visibility

Bragging smartly at meetings or emailing the team gets people to notice you.

It helps them become interested and remember you.

And when new projects or promotions match your capabilities, who will they think about? 

YOU.

4 strategies to brag smartly and stand out at work

Now, bragging smartly doesn’t mean boasting about how great you are. No!

  1. It’s about telling critical people about your accomplishments humbly and gratefully. 
  2. It’s using facts, not opinions, to talk about such accomplishments. 
  3. It requires giving credit to all involved as a team effort. 
  4. It is being specific about the process, the results, and the actual impact.

Bad example:

I saved this department.

Better example:

Our team had the chance to improve productivity by 12% in just 3 weeks by reorganizing the work schedules. 

Stand out and get positive visibility.

Claim what you deserve.

Start bragging smartly.

Do you know of anyone who does this? Tell me about them in the comments.

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